Generally Accepted Management Styles and their description:
AUTOCRATIC: Manager makes the decisions, usually results in well organized and functioning environment, there may be some dissention due to lack of input from the employees. Creativity is hindered.
CONSULTATIVE: Feedback is encouraged, degree of participation by the employees in decision making. Final call still with the manager.
PERSUASIVE: Works with the employees to convince them that the course of action is the right one, still holding on to full decision making power.
DEMOCRATIC: Consensus seeking management style where employees freely participate in decision making. Leads to very slow process to taking action for obvious reasons.
CHAOTIC: Puts more emphasis on speed and agility of action, decision making can be largely shared between the manager and the employees in a highly disorganized structure.
LAISSEZ-FAIRE: Casual unstructured environment where most of the decisions are made by the employees, high level of creativity.
As you see, there are 6 styles mentioned above. On a closer look, we should be able to narrow these choices down to 3 styles, because of the proximity of certain styles.
We Narrowed Our final selection of different styles down to 3:
Autocratic, Paternalistic and Democratic. The quiz will evaluate your style based on the percentage you score in each one of these style dimensions.